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Climate Change Bill Enacted in Pakistan

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AMIN YUSUFZAI Senate passed on Friday the Pakistan Climate Change Bill into law in its sitting, paving the way for strengthening the country’s institutional ability and propping up efforts to cope with delirious impacts of climate change on various socio-economic sectors, particularly agriculture, water and health. The Federal Minister for Climate Change and Law & Justice, Senator Zahid Hamid, introduced ...

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Kashmir separatists warn Pakistan against ‘annexing’ Gilgit-Baltistan

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Kashmir’s separatist leadership on Friday flayed a reported proposal by Pakistan to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth province, and asked it to desist from embarking on a needless “adventure of annexation”. Both moderate and hardline separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, issued a joint statement terming any proposal to declare Giglit-Baltistan as the ...

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Owners from Gilgit-Baltistan reluctant to surrender land for CPEC

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Some land owners have filed a complaint before Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif against the forced acquisition of the land they inherited for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project by the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) administration. The land in question, which is surrounded by the Himalayas and the Karakoram and Hindu Kush ranges, has been selected for the Special Economic Zone of ...

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